COD AU GRATIN From the kitchen of Chef Arturo Vargas When it comes to manly sports and outings, there’s nothing like spending time with the guys on a fishing trip.  But what do you do if your special guy doesn’t know how to cook up his speical prize?  Why not let him know that you […]

MAIN COURSE: Veggie Omelette

Chef Arturo’s Veggie Omelette In today’s fast-paced world, many of us are operating on power bars and energy drinks for fuel.  But there’s no substitute for real food and, just like Mama told you when you were young, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. My Veggie Omelets recipe is loaded with fresh […]


As we fall into Fall during the month of October, it’s a natural tendency to look for a recipe involving pumpkins to get you fully in a mellow autumn mood. Pumpkin Cranberry Bread is a terrific and versatile treat that you can enjoy as a quick breakfast, a mid-day snack, or as an after-dinner treat […]


Coconut Mixed Berry Pecan Bars By Chef Arturo Vargas As the summer officially draws to a close, you may be idling away your days on a sandy beach in Hawaii, Jamaica or some other favorite island destination.  But, even if your schedule or your wallet won’t permit a tropical getaway, you can bring delicious tropical […]


PASTEL DE TRES LECHES  “Pastel de tres leches” literally means “three milk cake” and is a favored dessert to enjoy during special times of celebration.  I can think of no better time to prepare it than in honor of Mother’s day. The blending of the three milks with the spongy cake makes this recipe as […]

Main Course: Thai Chicken Soup

  A-choo!  That’s right, kids!  It’s January and that means cold season is upon us once again.  But what if you’re ailing and mommy can’t give you the TLC you need?   Have no fear!  This delicious chicken soup- with- a –Thai- twist recipe will get you through the month in flying colors and amazing flavors!  […]

Main Course: A Holiday Meal Spectacular

ROASTED BUTTERNUT SQUASH AND SCALLOPS By Chef Arturo Vargas Planning your holiday meal is the most important decision, next to buying gifts, that you’ll make during this season.  Whether preparing fare for your family, or entertaining special guests and friends, you’ll want to serve dishes that are flavorful, memorable and as nutritious as they are […]